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Here are some fun and interesting facts about our teeth and dental hygiene.

  • 83% of people believe their teeth are more important to their appearance than hair and eyes.
  • 80% of people are not happy with their smile.
  • 50% of people consider the smile the first facial feature they notice.
  • According to the Academy of General Dentistry, the average person only brushes for 45 to 70 seconds a day, the recommended amount of time is 2-3 minutes.
  • The average woman smiles about 62 times a day! A man, only 8. And children laugh around 400 times a day compared to adults at 15 times a day.
  • 33% of Americans have untreated tooth decay.
  • People who drink 3 or more sugary drinks a day have 62% more dental decay.
  • 78% of Americans had had at least one cavity by age 17.
  • The average human produces 25, 000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime. That is enough to fill 2 swimming pools.
  • If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning 35% of your tooth surfaces.
  • A tooth that has been knocked out starts to die within 15 minutes, but if you put it in milk or hold it in your mouth it will survive longer. See a dentist as soon as possible if this happens.
  • The calcium and phosphorus found in cheese is healthy for your teeth. It reduces the pH level in plaque and re-mineralizes the enamel. Aged Cheedar, Swiss and Monterey Jack are some of the best.
  • A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600mph. Wow!
  • Tooth decay is the 2nd most common disease in the U.S. after the common cold.
  • Teeth are the hardest substance in the body.
  • People don’t chew up and down, but side to side.
  • The average American will spend 38.5 during their lifetime brushing their teeth.
  • An elephant’s molar weighs about 8 pounds.
  • Dental plaque contains more than 300 species of bacteria.
  • More people choose blue toothbrushes over red.

We used several sources for these facts. If you know any yourself, please share them with us.